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What Does the Future Hold for Chinese Investment in the U.S.?


Posted by SFG Staff Writer

Towering over downtown Seattle at 967 feet sits the Columbia Center. It’s the tallest building in Seattle and the 2nd tallest on the West Coast. On August 7, 2015 (just a few days before China’s big economic dive) the building sold for $711 million to Gaw Capital Partners (an investment […] Read on

SFG Client Experiences Great Success in Multiple Industries


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Big shout-out to Gina Champion-Cain with her feature in the San Diego Union Tribune this morning! Gina has worked with us for a number of years, enhancing San Diego with her Luv Surf brand surf shops, fabulous pet friendly Mission Beach vacation rentals, and delicious food at her Patio restaurants. […] Read on

Are You Making These Underwriting Mistakes in Today’s Market?


Posted by SFG Staff Writer

Poor underwriting works more than 85% of the time, when the market is rising. In fact, it is so easy, even a caveman could do it. Mistakes are masked, ignorance forgiven and laziness is concealed….until the market changes and all these errors are not only exposed, but magnified. If that’s […] Read on

7 Cranes and 7 Lanes


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Whoa… This is Bellevue? (My first thought after returning from four years of college in San Diego). I was expecting Rudy’s Barbershop, a 7-eleven, and maybe a KFC (probably good that’s gone since it was my hideout during cross country practice). But I was wrong. Wow. So for four years […] Read on

Should Big Retailers Opt for Sale Leasebacks?


Posted by SFG Staff Writer

Companies like Macy’s are struggling with whether or not to execute sale leasebacks with some of their assets. There is a lot of pressure to sell coming from investors (in order to boost share prices), arguing that Macy’s has no business in real estate and should focus on being a […] Read on